To provide undergraduates who have research potential with experience of research and to encourage them to take further postgraduate study.
For more information about Research Scholarships take a look our Research Scholarships and Expeditions website
You can also view our Celebrating Student Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2016 Brochure (PDF, 6.12 MB)
Applicants should be one of the following:
The application form for 2017 Research Scholarship project proposals is now available and can be accessed here: Research Scholarships 2017 Form
Please note that the closing date for receipt of student applications to schools is Friday 24th February 2017 and to the Student Financial Support Team from schools is Friday 3rd March 2017.
If you intend to undertake your project in a school (or Medical Sciences Institute) in which you do not normally study you must submit your application by Friday 17th February 2017 to allow, firstly, the Head of the school /institute in which your project will be based, and then the school in which you normally study, to comment.
A panel consisting of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and Faculty Undergraduate Deans will judge applications primarily on academic merit and potential for providing research training. Preference will be given to:
Research Scholarships are available for six to eight weeks' work and carry a grant of £200 per week. Schools or Research Institutes will be asked to provide modest grants for materials, etc, in support of the awards.
Please note: Research Scholarships funded by the University from 2016 will require students to take the NCL3110 Vacation Research module as a condition of an award. Details of the supernumerary module can be found at the following link:
For other potential research opportunities visit our Noticeboard.
There are number of external organisations offering similar schemes funding for as well as individual charitable awards.
Where appropriate, students, or staff on their behalf, should apply to these schemes as well as this University scheme. If the student is awarded an outside scholarship in addition to a University award, the University may increase the value of the outside award's student maintenance to the equivalent of the University's award so that the student is not disadvantaged by accepting the outside award that can enhance his/her CV.
Maximising the University’s success in external competitions not only raises the University’s external profile but also enables many more of our students to experience work in a research situation by enabling the University’s resources to go further.